Tag: personality

Should You Tell A Friend The Truth about Breaking Up? Not Always

Published: May 7, 2024 | Last Updated: May 23, 2024 By | 10 Replies Continue Reading
Should You Tell A Friend The Truth about Breaking Up? Not Always

A reader wonders if she should tell the truth about breaking up. Sometimes it may be kinder and easier to drift apart.

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Struggling to keep friends

Published: March 29, 2017 | By | 12 Replies Continue Reading

A woman asks why it’s so hard for her to keep friends.

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In the Media – On Friendship and Personality (ATTN:)

Published: January 7, 2017 | Last Updated: February 10, 2017 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
In the Media – On Friendship and Personality (ATTN:)

Writer Laura Donovan explores the relationship between friendship and personality in an article she recently wrote for the website ATTN:

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Reader Wisdom: What a boy with Asperger’s taught me about friendship and being different

Published: December 17, 2013 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

A retired paraeducator shares the lessons she learned from a boy with Asperger’s about friendship and being different.

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My nine-year-old son prefers to play with girls

Published: September 29, 2013 | Last Updated: September 29, 2013 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

When kids limit their friendships, it may be a mix of personality and anxiety.

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Should I keep my friend at a distance or just let go?

Published: July 5, 2013 | Last Updated: July 5, 2013 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

When someone begins to consistently grate on you, keeping the friend at at a distance may not be enough.

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Guest Post: Friendships between introverts and extroverts

Published: July 18, 2012 | Last Updated: November 29, 2023 By | 51 Replies Continue Reading

Like most friendships, those between introverts and extroverts require communication and compromise.  My friend and colleague, Sophia Dembling, is a widely published author who pens a popular blog on Psychology Today called The Introvert’s Corner (which I highly recommend). I was delighted that Sophia agreed to post on The Friendship Blog on the topic of friendship between introverts […]

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My Friend Doesn’t Trust Me: What Can I Do?

Published: June 18, 2012 | Last Updated: September 6, 2021 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be frustrating when a friend doesn’t trust you but the ability to trust may be deeply ingrained in personality.

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Two friends who need each other—but don’t like each other

Published: March 13, 2012 | Last Updated: May 14, 2020 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

A needy, symbiotic relationship usually comes to an end when one person changes.   QUESTION   Hi Irene, I have been friends with Jade for eight years and now I’m starting to question the nature of our relationship. The thing is I’ve never really liked her, and I know that she doesn’t really care for […]

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My friend is like an FBI interrogator…asking so many questions

Published: June 29, 2011 | Last Updated: March 2, 2017 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Some people ask so many questions that they make us feel violated. QUESTION Hi, I have a friend who constantly asks where I’m going, what I’m doing, and who I’m with, etc. She is a great friend otherwise, but I feel like I’m being interrogated! If I say I’m busy or don’t want to go […]

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